An Interesting Math Problem

My DH sent this to me today and I thought I would share with my fellow knitters! Enjoy!


[FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you. P[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]ersonally I would like to know who came up with this and why that person is not running the country.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]Grab a calculator. (you won’t be able to do this one in your Head)[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the Area code)[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]2. Multiply by 80[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]3. Add 1[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]4. Multiply by 250[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]5. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]7. Subtract 250[/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]8. Divide number by 2[/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=4][FONT=Tahoma]Do you recognize the answer ??[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

if you put it this way it doesn’t seem so mysterious though, does it?

write the first 3 digits of your phone number followed by 4 zeros.
Add the last 4 digits of your phone number.

And that’s what the instructions above basically tell you to do. The rest is just to make it seem like “magic”

that is so neat!:whistle:

I did it twice and came up with nonsense. It is supposed to be my phone number?

I had to do it twice before it worked! I’ve never been very good at math.
Neat trick though.